I got a chance to chat with singer-songwriter Rhett Miller last week, and my full-length concert preview on him will run in The Orange County Register in connection with his solo show at The Coach House later this month.
However, here a reposting of the official media release on today's release of his excellent new album The Dreamer...listen to it courtesy of Paste Magazine and then go out and then support this wonderful artist by purchasing it too.
RHETT MILLER'S THE DREAMER OUT TODAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 5
VIDEO FOR "OUT OF LOVE" PREMIERES ON TEAMCOCO.COM; WATCH IT HERE
LISTEN TO FULL-ALBUM STREAM AT PASTE MAGAZINE HERE
teamcoco.com. Watch it HERE. Paste Magazine is streaming the album in its entirety HERE.
The Dreamer is Miller's sixth solo record and represents the first time he has ever self-produced. In the past, Miller's solo efforts were dramatically different from his work with Old 97's. While the band's songs are often steeped in Americana and country, the solo records have always been decidedly more rock and pop affairs. Until now, as The Dreamer finds the Texas-bred, New York-based singer/songwriter marrying his two worlds like never before.
The NY Post raves in today's paper: "Rhett Miller is not only a gifted songwriter, he's also a man with a work ethic - The Dreamer is his fifth solo outing in a decade, and he's turned out an equal number of records with his longtime band the Old 97's during that stretch. That's a lot of songs being waxed, and it's all the more impressive given the strength and consistency of the catalog he's building. His winning streak continues on The Dreamer."
Miller and The Serial Lady Killers began a North American tour yesterday in Vienna, VA. The rest of the dates are below:
6/5 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
6/6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
6/7 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
6/8 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
6/9 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
6/15 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
6/16 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Sainte Rocke
6/17 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
6/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
6/19 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
6/21 - Portland, OR - The Doug Fir
6/22 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe